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RE: Schneider skink egg - SWEATING

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Posted by: OliveJewel at Fri Aug 5 23:39:43 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OliveJewel ]  
   

Billie, I hope you get this in time. When I had my Schneider skinks eggs that hatched I volunteered in the reptile department of a local AZA accredited institution and talked extensively with the keepers about incubating eggs. The head curator told me that sweating was worse than wrinkling for eggs! He said that meant that the humidity was too high! Also, I heard that the temps should be 80-85. Mine were incubated at around 82-84. He also said that temperature was not even as vital as making sure they don't sweat! That *that* was the worst thing! I am so sorry to be an alarmist, but I really hope you can get this message ASAP and do something to bring the humidity down. Is the deli cup having a fine mist on the lid, or are there drops? This summer when I had the two eggs from the different Schneidy couple, I did not obsess on *every day* wiping the lid of the deli cup to remove the droplets and I think that may have been fatal to the egg (although when I finally slit it there was absolutely NO sign of an embryo at all so it very well could have been infertile.)

So, yeah, worry much about the sweating. Apparently sweating can cause the egg to burst maybe? Try to bring the humidity down. Maybe open up the incubator and keep drying the lid of the deli cup. Also, I would try to keep the temps slightly cooler, but I don't think that would cause sweating. GOOD LUCK!!! Did you cross post in Herp Health and Breeding? Give an update on the egg.
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Lisa Rakestraw
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My skinks:
1.1.1 Corucia zebrata (Berman and Joni, baby Charlemagne)
2.2.2 Eumeces schneideri (Jack and Mabel; Kaa and Cochisa their babies)
0.0.4 Egernia striolata


   

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